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Mount Marathon 2012

About 350 women raced to the 3,022-foot peak of Mount Marathon in Seward, Alaska, on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
Edward Hartman crosses the finish line. About 350 men raced to the 3,022-foot peak of Mount Marathon in Seward, Alaska, on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
Benjamin Russell rests after finishing the race. About 350 men raced to the 3,022-foot peak of Mount Marathon in Seward, Alaska, on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
Ronald Quinton, left, and Kris Burnett celebrate at the finish line. About 350 men raced to the 3,022-foot peak of Mount Marathon in Seward, Alaska, on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
Michael Wheatall exchanges high-fives with race fans. About 350 men raced to the 3,022-foot peak of Mount Marathon in Seward, Alaska, on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
Brad Benter, right, sprints to the finish line. About 350 men raced to the 3,022-foot peak of Mount Marathon in Seward, Alaska, on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
Jens Beck sprints into the finish line. About 350 men raced to the 3,022-foot peak of Mount Marathon in Seward, Alaska, on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
Tor Christopherson gets splashed by Matias Saari at the finish line. About 350 men raced to the 3,022-foot peak of Mount Marathon in Seward, Alaska, on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
Medics tend to veteran racer Matthew Kenney near the chute on Wednesday, July 4, 2012. Kenney was seriously injured in a fall from the cliff at the mountain's base.
RON LEVY / ronlevyphoto.com
Mount Marathon winner Matt Novakovich hugs his kids, Josh, 11, and Liz, 9. About 350 men raced to the 3,022-foot peak of Mount Marathon in Seward, Alaska, on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
Matt Novakovich celebrates at the finish line after winning the 2012 Mount Marathon men's race. About 350 men raced to the 3,022-foot peak of Mount Marathon in Seward, Alaska, on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
A spectator looks at the men's race high on Mount Marathon, the peak of which is reflected in a windows in downtown Seward. About 350 men raced to the 3,022-foot peak of Mount Marathon in Seward, Alaska, on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
Spectators get a look at the men's race from the street level in Seward. About 350 men raced to the 3,022-foot peak of Mount Marathon in Seward, Alaska, on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
Racers climb a steep portion of the course near the base of Mount Marathon. About 350 men raced to the 3,022-foot peak of Mount Marathon in Seward, Alaska, on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
Aaron Henle of Anchorage (red paint) is among a line of runners climbing near the base of Mount Marathon. About 350 men raced to the 3,022-foot peak of Mount Marathon in Seward, Alaska, on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
A line of runners climbs near the base of Mount Marathon. About 350 men raced to the 3,022-foot peak of Mount Marathon in Seward, Alaska, on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
The first wave of racers in the men's race starts up the mountain. About 350 men raced to the 3,022-foot peak of Mount Marathon in Seward, Alaska, on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
Matt Novakovich closes in on the finish line to win the 2012 men's race. About 350 men raced to the 3,022-foot peak of Mount Marathon in Seward, Alaska, on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
Arianne Parisi reaches the race turnaround. About 350 participants in the Mount Marathon women's event raced to the 3,022-foot high point and back down to the streets of Seward, Alaska, on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
Suzanne Knudsen and Jasmine Hatton descend the mountain. About 350 participants in the Mount Marathon women's event raced to the 3,022-foot high point and back down to the streets of Seward, Alaska, on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
A racer tries to control her speed on the snow. About 350 participants in the Mount Marathon women's event raced to the 3,022-foot high point and back down to the streets of Seward, Alaska, on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
A junior racer bounds down the scree through the fog. Junior racers ages 17 and under raced halfway to Mount Marathon's 3,022-foot peak in Seward, Alaska, on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
Junior racers ages 17 and under raced halfway to Mount Marathon's 3,022-foot peak in Seward, Alaska, on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
A junior racer works his way through the trees.Junior racers ages 17 and under raced halfway to Mounta Marathon's 3,022-foot peak in Seward, Alaska, on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
Keegan Crowe works his way through the trees. Junior racers ages 17 and under raced halfway to Mount Marathon's 3,022-foot peak in Seward, Alaska, on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
A junior racer bounds down the scree. Junior racers ages 17 and under raced halfway to Mount Marathon's 3,022-foot peak in Seward, Alaska, on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
Sarah Bosch gets a high-five. About 350 participants in the Mount Marathon women's event raced to the 3,022-foot high point and back down to the streets of Seward, Alaska, on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
Natasha Liebig runs over a snow formation. About 350 participants in the Mount Marathon women's event raced to the 3,022-foot high point and back down to the streets of Seward, Alaska, on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
A racer tries to keep from slipping in the mud by holding a tree. About 350 participants in the Mount Marathon women's event raced to the 3,022-foot high point and back down to the streets of Seward, Alaska, on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
Dawn Dinwoodie negotiates a waterfall. About 350 participants in the Mount Marathon women's event raced to the 3,022-foot high point and back down to the streets of Seward, Alaska, on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
Leslie Rawson descends the mountain. About 350 participants in the Mount Marathon women's event raced to the 3,022-foot high point and back down to the streets of Seward, Alaska, on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
Whitney Martin descends the race course. About 350 participants in the Mount Marathon women's event raced to the 3,022-foot high point and back down to the streets of Seward, Alaska, on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
Katharine Tongue of Kasilof (139) tries to avoid a collision with another racer. About 350 participants in the Mount Marathon women's event raced to the 3,022-foot high point and back down to the streets of Seward, Alaska, on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
Racers slide in the snow near the peak of the Mount Marathon race. About 350 participants in the Mount Marathon women's event raced to the 3,022-foot high point and back down to the streets of Seward, Alaska, on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
Racers slide in the snow near the peak of the Mount Marathon race. About 350 participants in the Mount Marathon women's event raced to the 3,022-foot high point and back down to the streets of Seward, Alaska, on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
A racer prepares to slide in the snow. About 350 participants in the Mount Marathon women's event raced to the 3,022-foot high point and back down to the streets of Seward, Alaska, on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
Leslie Varys reaches the high point of the race course. About 350 participants in the Mount Marathon women's event raced to the 3,022-foot high point and back down to the streets of Seward, Alaska, on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
Racers slide in snow near the race peak. About 350 participants in the Mount Marathon women's event raced to the 3,022-foot high point and back down to the streets of Seward, Alaska, on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
Abby Jahn heads down the mountain. About 350 participants in the Mount Marathon women's event raced to the 3,022-foot high point and back down to the streets of Seward, Alaska, on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
Kate Backstrum of Anchorage prepares to round the rock at the top of Mount Marathon. About 350 participants in the Mount Marathon women's event raced to the 3,022-foot high point and back down to the streets of Seward, Alaska, on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
Lauren Fritz reaches the peak on her way to second place finish. About 350 participants in the Mount Marathon women's event raced to the 3,022-foot high point and back down to the streets of Seward, Alaska, on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
Holly Brooks rounds the rock at the top of the race course and starts back down the mountain. About 350 participants in the Mount Marathon women's event raced to the 3,022-foot high point and back down to the streets of Seward, Alaska, on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
Holly Brooks reaches the high point on the Mount Marathon race course. About 350 participants in the Mount Marathon women's event raced to the 3,022-foot high point and back down to the streets of Seward, Alaska, on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
About 350 women raced to the 3,022-foot peak of Mount Marathon in Seward, Alaska, on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
Edward Hartman crosses the finish line. About 350 men raced to the 3,022-foot peak of Mount Marathon in Seward, Alaska, on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
Benjamin Russell rests after finishing the race. About 350 men raced to the 3,022-foot peak of Mount Marathon in Seward, Alaska, on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
Ronald Quinton, left, and Kris Burnett celebrate at the finish line. About 350 men raced to the 3,022-foot peak of Mount Marathon in Seward, Alaska, on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
Michael Wheatall exchanges high-fives with race fans. About 350 men raced to the 3,022-foot peak of Mount Marathon in Seward, Alaska, on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
Brad Benter, right, sprints to the finish line. About 350 men raced to the 3,022-foot peak of Mount Marathon in Seward, Alaska, on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
Jens Beck sprints into the finish line. About 350 men raced to the 3,022-foot peak of Mount Marathon in Seward, Alaska, on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
Tor Christopherson gets splashed by Matias Saari at the finish line. About 350 men raced to the 3,022-foot peak of Mount Marathon in Seward, Alaska, on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
Medics tend to veteran racer Matthew Kenney near the chute on Wednesday, July 4, 2012. Kenney was seriously injured in a fall from the cliff at the mountain's base.
RON LEVY / ronlevyphoto.com
Mount Marathon winner Matt Novakovich hugs his kids, Josh, 11, and Liz, 9. About 350 men raced to the 3,022-foot peak of Mount Marathon in Seward, Alaska, on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
Matt Novakovich celebrates at the finish line after winning the 2012 Mount Marathon men's race. About 350 men raced to the 3,022-foot peak of Mount Marathon in Seward, Alaska, on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
A spectator looks at the men's race high on Mount Marathon, the peak of which is reflected in a windows in downtown Seward. About 350 men raced to the 3,022-foot peak of Mount Marathon in Seward, Alaska, on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
Spectators get a look at the men's race from the street level in Seward. About 350 men raced to the 3,022-foot peak of Mount Marathon in Seward, Alaska, on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
Racers climb a steep portion of the course near the base of Mount Marathon. About 350 men raced to the 3,022-foot peak of Mount Marathon in Seward, Alaska, on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
Aaron Henle of Anchorage (red paint) is among a line of runners climbing near the base of Mount Marathon. About 350 men raced to the 3,022-foot peak of Mount Marathon in Seward, Alaska, on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
A line of runners climbs near the base of Mount Marathon. About 350 men raced to the 3,022-foot peak of Mount Marathon in Seward, Alaska, on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
The first wave of racers in the men's race starts up the mountain. About 350 men raced to the 3,022-foot peak of Mount Marathon in Seward, Alaska, on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
Matt Novakovich closes in on the finish line to win the 2012 men's race. About 350 men raced to the 3,022-foot peak of Mount Marathon in Seward, Alaska, on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
Arianne Parisi reaches the race turnaround. About 350 participants in the Mount Marathon women's event raced to the 3,022-foot high point and back down to the streets of Seward, Alaska, on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
Suzanne Knudsen and Jasmine Hatton descend the mountain. About 350 participants in the Mount Marathon women's event raced to the 3,022-foot high point and back down to the streets of Seward, Alaska, on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
A racer tries to control her speed on the snow. About 350 participants in the Mount Marathon women's event raced to the 3,022-foot high point and back down to the streets of Seward, Alaska, on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
A junior racer bounds down the scree through the fog. Junior racers ages 17 and under raced halfway to Mount Marathon's 3,022-foot peak in Seward, Alaska, on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
Junior racers ages 17 and under raced halfway to Mount Marathon's 3,022-foot peak in Seward, Alaska, on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
A junior racer works his way through the trees.Junior racers ages 17 and under raced halfway to Mounta Marathon's 3,022-foot peak in Seward, Alaska, on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
Keegan Crowe works his way through the trees. Junior racers ages 17 and under raced halfway to Mount Marathon's 3,022-foot peak in Seward, Alaska, on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
A junior racer bounds down the scree. Junior racers ages 17 and under raced halfway to Mount Marathon's 3,022-foot peak in Seward, Alaska, on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
Sarah Bosch gets a high-five. About 350 participants in the Mount Marathon women's event raced to the 3,022-foot high point and back down to the streets of Seward, Alaska, on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
Natasha Liebig runs over a snow formation. About 350 participants in the Mount Marathon women's event raced to the 3,022-foot high point and back down to the streets of Seward, Alaska, on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
A racer tries to keep from slipping in the mud by holding a tree. About 350 participants in the Mount Marathon women's event raced to the 3,022-foot high point and back down to the streets of Seward, Alaska, on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
Dawn Dinwoodie negotiates a waterfall. About 350 participants in the Mount Marathon women's event raced to the 3,022-foot high point and back down to the streets of Seward, Alaska, on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
Leslie Rawson descends the mountain. About 350 participants in the Mount Marathon women's event raced to the 3,022-foot high point and back down to the streets of Seward, Alaska, on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
Whitney Martin descends the race course. About 350 participants in the Mount Marathon women's event raced to the 3,022-foot high point and back down to the streets of Seward, Alaska, on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
Katharine Tongue of Kasilof (139) tries to avoid a collision with another racer. About 350 participants in the Mount Marathon women's event raced to the 3,022-foot high point and back down to the streets of Seward, Alaska, on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
Racers slide in the snow near the peak of the Mount Marathon race. About 350 participants in the Mount Marathon women's event raced to the 3,022-foot high point and back down to the streets of Seward, Alaska, on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
Racers slide in the snow near the peak of the Mount Marathon race. About 350 participants in the Mount Marathon women's event raced to the 3,022-foot high point and back down to the streets of Seward, Alaska, on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
A racer prepares to slide in the snow. About 350 participants in the Mount Marathon women's event raced to the 3,022-foot high point and back down to the streets of Seward, Alaska, on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
Leslie Varys reaches the high point of the race course. About 350 participants in the Mount Marathon women's event raced to the 3,022-foot high point and back down to the streets of Seward, Alaska, on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
Racers slide in snow near the race peak. About 350 participants in the Mount Marathon women's event raced to the 3,022-foot high point and back down to the streets of Seward, Alaska, on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
Abby Jahn heads down the mountain. About 350 participants in the Mount Marathon women's event raced to the 3,022-foot high point and back down to the streets of Seward, Alaska, on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
Kate Backstrum of Anchorage prepares to round the rock at the top of Mount Marathon. About 350 participants in the Mount Marathon women's event raced to the 3,022-foot high point and back down to the streets of Seward, Alaska, on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
Lauren Fritz reaches the peak on her way to second place finish. About 350 participants in the Mount Marathon women's event raced to the 3,022-foot high point and back down to the streets of Seward, Alaska, on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
Holly Brooks rounds the rock at the top of the race course and starts back down the mountain. About 350 participants in the Mount Marathon women's event raced to the 3,022-foot high point and back down to the streets of Seward, Alaska, on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
Holly Brooks reaches the high point on the Mount Marathon race course. About 350 participants in the Mount Marathon women's event raced to the 3,022-foot high point and back down to the streets of Seward, Alaska, on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
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